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LeVar Burton’s ‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter Campaign is a Success with $2M and Counting

Peggy Truong | May 29, 2014 - 9:30 pm

Something truly wonderful has happened.

In case you missed the feel good story of the day, Reading Rainbow is coming back to America.  And we have one LeVar Burton to thank for it.

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Here Comes Another Celebrity Kickstarter

Robert Kessler | August 22, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Joining the venerable ranks of Zach Braff, Spike Lee, Kristen Bell, Melissa Joan Hart and James Franco is another celebrity Kickstarter campaign. But strap in, because this one’s a doozy. … More »


After Failing to Reach Half His Goal, James Franco Extends His Indiegogo Campaign

Robert Kessler | July 16, 2013 - 9:00 am

A basic premise of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo is to take back control from the traditional studio system. It’s normal, everyday people who choose what they’re interested in and, therefore, decide what gets made. This is why each project has a time limit, if it doesn’t reach its funding goal within a predetermined… More »


Kate Hudson and Other Little-Heard-Of Actors Join the Cast of Zach Braff’s ‘Indie’ Movie

Robert Kessler | May 20, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Zach Braff’s oh-so-independent, not-Hollywood movie sure doesn’t look it. Since we last checked in on Wish I Was Here, the cast has filled out quite a bit. Mandy Patinkin will play Braff’s character’s father. Josh Gad will play his brother and Anna Kendrick will play a cosplay fan and the object of Gad’s character’s affection. JimMore »


Melissa Joan Hart Cancels Kickstarter

Robert Kessler | May 15, 2013 - 9:30 am

It seems people won’t throw money at just any project a celebrity throws on Kickstarter. Melissa Joan Hart has canceled fundraising for her movie, Darci’s Walk of Shame, after the movie only managed to raise $51,605 of its $2 million goal.

Clarissa explains the movie’s plot as a romantic comedy about Darci, played… More »


Zach Braff Raises $2M In 3 Days

Peggy Truong | April 27, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Hey Zach Braff: it’s time to make your movie now.

Three days after the actor launched a Veronica Mars movie-style Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his next project Wish I Was Here, the goal of $2 million has been reached.

The amount raised so far, as of Saturday, Apr. 27… More »


Please Help Confirmed Rich Person Zach Braff Pay For His New Movie

Robert Kessler | April 24, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Zach Braff is a very famous movie and TV star who has a lot more money than any of us. He also wants us to pay for his new movie. Braff launched a Kickstarter campaign today to get a film he wrote and plans to star in, called Wish I Was Here, funded. Wish I Was Here is… More »